The Advocate

When people are hit by a crisis, they need the world to hear, understand and quickly respond. Humanitarian advocates amplify the voices of people in need, mobilize funds and supplies, shine a spotlight on forgotten crises and urge respect for international humanitarian law. They promote an inclusive response that addresses the different needs of girls, boys, men, women, the elderly and people with disabilities, and they campaign for change.

From communications specialists in crisis settings to behind-the-scenes negotiators and diplomats to top-level senior officials, such as the global Emergency Relief Coordinator, humanitarian advocates make sure world leaders pay attention and, more importantly, take action.